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Post  legolizard on Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:01 pm

So I am making a game in C++ specifically a text-based game. The game will be a "escape the room" type game however my problem is that I am a bad artist in general(here a bad ASCII aritst Razz) and I was wondering if there was some program or whatever that I could use to display the sections of the room that will be displayed.

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Re: ASCII designer?

Post  Nighthawk0973 on Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:01 pm

How can you be bad at text art? It's not that hard you just kinda go like this:


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(too lazy to finish room but you get the idea.
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Re: ASCII designer?

Post  legolizard on Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:42 pm

No that is a box. I mean the stuff inside the box.
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Re: ASCII designer?

Post  Nighthawk0973 on Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:02 pm

I think you should draw 8-bit images that have the ASCII touch to it. Here's an example of an MMO created in ASCII by a person I know from the 'XtremeWorlds' forums.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJOX8ICF0Zk

Called 'SilverQuest'
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Post  David B on Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:36 pm

Is there even a way to add images to C++ Console Applications?

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Post  legolizard on Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:51 pm

David B wrote:Is there even a way to add images to C++ Console Applications?
Not directly, but you can, use the Windows API and, make a seperate window, and THEN upload the picture. You could also use Allegro or SFML, but I want it to be 100% ASCII.
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Post  David B on Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:25 pm

legolizard wrote:
David B wrote:Is there even a way to add images to C++ Console Applications?
Not directly, but you can, use the Windows API and, make a seperate window, and THEN upload the picture. You could also use Allegro or SFML, but I want it to be 100% ASCII.
I didn't understand a thing you said. Can you please elaborate?

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Post  legolizard on Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:54 pm

You can't show an image in the console application. You have to use some third party library(s) to make a seperate window and then show the image.
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Post  David B on Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:14 pm

legolizard wrote:You can't show an image in the console application. You have to use some third party library(s) to make a seperate window and then show the image.
Can you please list those third party libraries?

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Re: ASCII designer?

Post  legolizard on Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:22 pm

Some that I know:

SFML (Super.Fast.Multimedia.Library)

Allegro

Windows API
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Post  David B on Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:25 pm

legolizard wrote:Some that I know:

SFML (Super.Fast.Multimedia.Library)

Allegro

Windows API
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